I've seen a few people using the #firsttenkings tag so I thought I'd join in.
I started reading Stephen King in early 2017 when a friend let me borrow Four Past Midnight, and things sort of got out of control from there.
I've read an awful lot of King books since then and I'm planning to read the rest this year. I might actually manage it if I stop rereading things.
Here's my first 10 King books in order:
📚 Four Past Midnight
📚 Different Seasons
📚 On Writing
📚 Salem's Lot
📚 Nightmares and Dreamscapes
📚 Cycle of the Werewolf
Feel free to join in with this tag if you haven't already done it.
11 933 hours ago
Hello, friendly friends! I missed a day... Again! But it doesn't matter, I'm back with a lot of good pics... Well, just with pictures 😂 .
I was tagged by @tonyshorrorcorner to make my #firsttenkings, so here we go! 🙌🏻 .
I started reading Stephen King when I was 13, and today I can say that I've been reading Stephen King for ten years in a row! I know that some may think that I should have already finished all his books, but the truth is that I became a constant reader only four years ago. I've only read 15 books of his work. I'm fine with that anyway, I'm not obsessed with books, I don't need to read 100 books in a year 😂 .
Well, it's time for me to shout my mouth and do what I was supposed to do! These are my first ten King's I've read in order:
4. Pet Sematary
5. Duma Key
6. Under the Dome
7. The Gunslinger
8. The Shining
9. Doctor Sleep
10. Mr. Mercedes
The second book I read was Cell, but I don't have it, so I changed it for another one 😢 .
This is all for today, I won't say more, my English is not going very well today 😖
Hope you all have a great Monday! 😋 .
I finished up Carrie a few days ago for my readalong with @kingbuddyreads It’s been awhile since I’ve read it, but still really enjoyed it.
I was excited this was the choice for the month of January. Carrie will always hold a special place in my heart, because it was my first King read!
If you’ve heard this story before, feel free to skip. TL; dr
I had to be about 11, because we still lived in Kentucky. I was excited,because my mom had taken me to the library across town (which when you live in the country this was about a 30 min drive and I got to go twice a month). By this time I had already made my way through most of my school’s library.
My mom waited in the car for some reason, and I went down to the children’s section, but nothing was catching my eye. I walked back upstairs and started to browse the adult section. I don’t know what brought me to the Stephen King books, but I remember reading the synopsis and wanting to read it so bad. I’m pretty sure at this time I was already getting bullied in school, so it kind of spoke to me.
I took it to the adult check out desk, and to this day I can still remember the librarians face. She sneered at me and told me “You’re not ready for a book this big.” When I insisted I was she rolled her eyes and told me to go back to the kids section.
I wish I could say I stood up for myself. Instead I went back to our truck crying. My mom finally got me to calm down and had me tell her what happened. My mom got so pissed off, “Fuck her, come on.”
So I trailed behind my mom inside. I remember being scared the librarian was going to be mean to my mom. I should have been scared for the librarian. She was polite at first, but when the librarian started getting shitty with her, my mom put her in her place. She shamed her for trying to discourage a child from reading, and then checked the book out with her card since children couldn’t “technically” check out adult books until they were 13.
I took the book home, and had it finished in two days. It was like a new world had opened up for me. After that my mom always came into the library with me and checked out adult books on her card,
6 696 hours ago
*Insert Carrie Bradshaw Voice* 💻
As we all stood outside, with our heads up to the sky, I couldn’t help but wonder, am I the only one that wants to hoop w/ the moon?? 🌑🏀😂😜
Last night was special! #blood#moon#wolfblood#bloodwolfmoon
«Кэрри» Стивен Кинг
Кэрри - 16-летняя девушка из маленького городка. В школе над ней издеваются одноклассники, дома, при малейшей ошибке, мать запирает ее в чулане среди икон и заставляет молиться. Но Кэрри не так проста, как все думают. Она обладает даром телекинеза (способность управлять физическими объектами усилием мысли). Лучше тихоню не выводить из себя, ибо можно очень сильно пожалеть 😈 Раскаиваться будет очень поздно, единственный вариант - уносить ноги из города, если получится 😏
P. S. Это первый опубликованный роман Стивена Кинга. Написав несколько страниц романа, писатель выкинул все в мусорное ведро. Жена Кинга нашла роман и уговорила мужа дописать его. Спасибо Табите Кинг 😃
I was tagged by @horrorsofwriting for my #firsttenkings tag created by @tonyshorrorcorner ! I definitely read Under the Dome, then Duma Key and then Desperation... after that I know it was these but I can't remember the order! It was before my Goodreads tracking began 🙈
Any faves here?
I am officially off for a week! Let the birthday celebrations begin!
Have you done this @li_theredheadreader90 ?
“People don’t get better, they get smarter. When you get smarter you don’t stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it.”
I finished my reread of Stephen King’s debut 1974 novel, Carrie, during my flight last night. It had been almost 6 years since I’d first read this one.
Picking up the novel again was a random decision but I’m really happy I did it. Carrie is something special. I mean, for a debut novel in the early 70’s to be about a high school girl who gets bullied too far and destroys her school and almost the entire student body with her growing telekinetic abilities? That’s fuckin ballsy. S/O Tabitha for pushing him to finish it!
I love this novel and, having read all of King’s work, I definitely appreciate it more now than I did when I first read it. I love how he intertwines the narrative with excerpts from books, testimonies, newspapers and letters. These little bits gave great background info without drowning the reader in useless BS and keeping us focused on the important issue: a bullied teen girl discovering a terrifying piece of herself.
King’s characters as usual are amazing, and the tone and pace of the novel are both perfect. King’s way of teasing the coming doom was incredible. You knew it was happening and he still kept you turning pages.
Alright I’m done rambling, I’ll put this and more on my blog at some point, but until then, big ole 5/5 for Carrie!
“What happens if there are others like her? What happens to the world?”